Films

Through a series of documentary films, video interviews and recorded talks, Exposing the Invisible captures different techniques, tools and most importantly the mindset and motivation of those working at the new frontiers of investigation.

Films

Carlotta Indiano - “Trying to have a community”

Exposing the Invisible talks to Carlotta Indiano about her transition from environmental activist...

Gavin Rees - "Trauma is an interesting word for journalists"

Exposing the Invisible talks to Gavin Rees about the many sources of trauma in journalism, how to...

Lyubov Rakovytsia - “A great field for manipulation”

Exposing the Invisible talks to journalist Lyubov Rakovytsia about the heavy toll of reporting...

Inga Springe - “I can really change things”

Exposing the Invisible talks to investigative journalist Inga Springe about the urge and power to...

Janine Louloudi - “Never stop searching"

Exposing the Invisible talks to journalist Janine Louloudi about data investigations into complex...

Luca Mazzali - “It's not just cartography"

Exposing the Invisible talks to Italian cartographer and researcher Luca Mazzali about the...

Mercy Abang – "The media is biased"

Exposing the Invisible talks to journalist Mercy Abang about collaboration as the key to...

Collaborative Journalism: Strategies to mitigate risk and frustration

Collaborative journalism sounds cool, but collaborating with others may turn out not to be as...

Don’t Gamble Your Safety! How journalists and activists can assess risks online and in the field

This webinar addresses challenges that arise when crossing the often invisible lines between...

How To Deal With Disinformation During War. An investigative and fact-checking perspective

In these times of war and increasing disinformation campaigns, the work of both fact-checkers and...

Information Security Starts In Your Head

How can journalists and other evidence seekers address digital vulnerabilities? Digital human...

Using Open Data to Assess the Local Impact of Global Warming

Global warming is not only about melting icebergs or expanding deserts, it happens in our...

Verifying Footage from Ukraine: Open-source methods, tips and tools

Are you reporting on conflicts and collecting evidence from war areas like Ukraine? Do you want...

From the Ashes to Europe's Audience. The Creation of 'The Logbook of Moria'

The investigators behind “The Logbook of Moria” project share insights into the methodology and...

Investigating in South Asia: Skills, tips and challenges

Three investigators share their experiences and offer insights into their work and lessons...

How We Investigated Personal Finance Apps: Methods, tips and challenges

The investigators behind "The Depth of Your Virtual Purse: What do fintech apps know about you?"...

Collaborative Investigation

Collaboration can save your life, or uncover a great deal

Crowdsourcing and Collaboration

Sometimes it takes a crowd to get to the core of issues.

Data in Investigations

Data can tell stories, if we learn to “listen”

Framing Citizen Investigations

How does one start to become an investigator? Where is the borderline between being interested...

Investigation is Perseverance

Investigations require lots of new ways to approach questions, information, people...

Networking

The importance of networking across borders, topics and views

Organisations and Initiatives

Organisations and institutions that conduct and support investigations

Safety

Risk is inherited

From My Point of View

The second episode in the series, 'From My Point of View', rather thanlooking at professional...

Unseen War

Exploring the physical, moral and political invisibility of US drone warfare in Pakistan.

Working with visual evidence

An interview with Hadi Al Khatib discussing methods of gathering visual evidence from social...

Hacking Social Systems: Opera calling

Carmen and Doma discuss hacking and misusing closed systems through finding ways of using systems...

M.C. McGrath: Watching the watchers

M.C. talks about using open data to understand the intelligence sector and why he chooses to...

The Project

Hadi Al Khatib, founding member of The Syrian Archive, discusses why it continues to be important...

Jesus Robles Maloof: The power of conviction

Jesus Robles Maloof talks to us about the conviction needed to do the work he does, against a...

James Bridle: Abracadabra algorithms

James Bridle is a writer, artist and technologist from London currentlyliving in Athens. In this...

James Bridle: Hidden in plane sight

Planes appear many times in James's work, either as the artistic objects that carry particular...

!Mediengruppe Bitnik: Artfully asking questions

In this short video they talk about using art as a space for reflection and to ask questions...

Living in Messy Times

In this video Carmen and Doma talk about the environment in which they are operating in and how...

Losing Control: Delivery for Mr. Assange

Carmen and Doma discuss why losing control is an important aspect of their work through their...

Anonymity: Random Darknet shopper

This video looks at one of the most popular projects that Mediengruppe Bitnik has worked on with...

James Bridle: Algorithmic citizenship

Through his project Citizen Ex James questions thecurrent notion of citizenship and instead...

James Bridle: Five Eyes

James Bridle is a writer, artist and technologist from London currentlyliving in Athens. 'Five...

James Bridle: Seamless transitions

An interview with James Bridle in conjunction with his work "Seamless Transitions."

James Bridle: The role of the visual

James discusses how he uses visuals to not only show something that hasn't been seen before but...

James Bridle: Beyond the binary

In this video interview, James Bridle discusses the internet asa unconsciously generated tool for...

Ingrid Burrington: Tactical cartography

Ingrid Burrington talks about growth of Occupy movement, why she got involved, how we look at...

M.C. McGrath: Activists and online activity

M.C. suggests tips and techniques for activists to be safer online through lessons he's learned...

M.C. McGrath, The making of IC Watch

M.C. focuses on the processes and methodology behind making ICWATCH. He talks about the insertion...

M.C. McGrath: Accidental leaking and other types of open data

M.C. proposes three main ways that individuals and groups can get data from governments and...

M.C. McGrath: Using the tool

M.C. introduces the tool ICWATCH. This video focuses on how the tool can be used, what data it...

Mari Bastashevski: From gigabytes to stories

Finding treasure troves of documents within data dumps.

Mari Bastashevski: "Enjoy the labour, never the fruits"

In this interview Mari uses the phrase "You are only entitled to the labour, not the fruits of...

Mari Bastashevski: Modes of operating

In this first interview with Mari, she talks about her practices and processes of her work which...

Mari Bastashevski: Observe the unobservable

Artist and investigator Mari Bastashevski about photography at the boundaries of secrecy.

Our Currency is Information

Our currency is Information is the first episode of the documentary film series Exposing the...

Brett Scott: Economic explorer

Brett explored the inner workings of the financial sector from the trading room floor, before...

Lydia Medland: From freedom of information to genuine accountability

Lydia has worked with Spain-based Access Info for several years, working to promote a stronger...

Niccolo: Retro-engineering conflict

Niccolo Figa-Talamanca works specifically on conflict mapping, a practice that tries to tell...

Rahul Bhargava: How stories move

Tips on how to work with Big Data using new tools, explains why the notion of “completeness” in a...

Smari McCarthy: Making data speak

Smari McCarthy talks about how to work with data to create knowledge from information, how when...